- Domain Name
- A unique name that identifies an internet site. The domain name is translated
into the IP address of the computer hosting a webiste
- Domain Name System (DNS)
- The service that translates a domain name into an IP address
- Top-Level Domain (TLD)
- Suffix Attached to a Domain Name. Some current examples include:
- The business that registers a domain name for an organization or individual
- IP Address
- The numeric address of a computer connected to the Internet.
- Internet Network Information Center (interNIC)
- Organization funded by the National Science Foundation that provides services
such as access to an archive of Internet standard documents and the assignment
of IP addresses for the Internet community at large.
- Whois Privacy
- A service that prevents your private information from being displayed in
the Whois directory. Whois privacy can help prevent your information from being
used for spam
- Whois databases contain nameserver, registrar, and full contact information
about a domain. A central Whois database is maintained by the interNIC.
- Administrative Contact
- The individual authorized to carry out business with the registrar.
- Billing Contact
- The individual specified to receive any invoices or other financial information
relating to the registration of a domain name.
- Fully-Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
- The name for a website that includes all parts of the address; including
hostname or subdomain, the domain name, and the top level domain.
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Protocol or standard for transferring files from one computer to another.
FTP is the most common way to copy files to your webserver.
- Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
- Agency that oversees registration for various Internet Protocol parameters,
such as port numbers, enterprise numbers, options, codes, and types.
- Name Server
- A computer that contains the data needed to resolve a domain name into an
- Parked Domain
- A domain that has been pointed to a generic web page; usually done while
a site is being developed.
- The individual that registers a domain name through a registrar.
- Technical Contact
- The individual authorized to handle any technical aspects of a domain
- Sending all traffic to a remote URL
- Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
- A standard for specifying the location of a page on the internet